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Maximinvs:
Hi everyone,
I was hoping someone who knows a lot more than I do about faience and Egyptian antiquities could tell me if this Eye of Horus amulet is authentic or otherwise.

Thanks,
Ian

cmcdon0923:
While I am certainly no expert, I do own several faience antiquities, and my opinion is that it's more than likely authentic.

Craig

Maximinvs:
Thanks for that Craig.
Regards,
Ian

Russ:
Just some observations... I've seen many, many utchats and this is the first one with the suspension hole in this direction. The detailing is the same on both sides; thus, it can be used as an eye of Horus or an eye of Ra. The faience is reticulated (open work), usually a sign of quality. From the remaining color of the glaze, I would say probably Third Intermediate Period or Later. If you were adventurous, like me, I would soak it overnight in Efferdent, the denture cleaner, it may remove most of the calcium (?) deposits on it.
Russ

Maximinvs:
Thanks Russ, that is great information.
Cheers,
Ian

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